There is a housing estate in Malvern called Tomatolands. It used to contain a large number of large greenhouses which grew tomatoes. The entrance road has a notice saying 'Harbinger Avenue leading to Alicante Close'. This has niggled me. What are the other roads called? So I checked up today. They are 'Sunrise', 'Shirley Close' and 'Challenger Close'. Where, I ask, is 'Moneymaker Way' or 'Gardeners Delight Crescent'?
I have wound a warp of yellow wool (dyed by me last week) for a lace weave scarf. I have also turned two large skeins of Tencel 2/20 into fat bobbins ready for winding another warp. And I have played with photos of my S&W trees on Photoshop for the Leek Exhibition and did not like any of it. So I went for a walk and came up with a better design.
I ordered a new Thermofax for Christmas Carol yesterday. The first one had a mediaeval-style font for the title and was illegible when screen printed. So this time it is in TRAJAN which is great. The screen came today - how's that for service? and I must go and carry out a few more trials on calico. Last time I used cotton - not stout enough. High time this book was bound. Especially as I need to do three others by the end of March, two concertina and one Japanese. I can definitely see a period of design in front of me. I know what I want but can I do it? Watch this space.
This afternoon I walked round the nearby houses as the Common is seriously muddy and very slippery. I made a New Year's Resolution to go for a short walk every day. Ten minutes later I amended this to 3 times a week. There is no point in pretending that I can get time every day when Michael and hospitals and nurses have to be accomodated. And anyway there is a thing called weather. I have only managed three walks in 18 days which is not at all good.